Christine A. Adams
Christine A. Adams has over two million pamphlets and books in print. One very successful book with Abbey Press is an illustrated Elf Help Book, entitled One Day at a Time Therapy, which has sold over 400,000 copies and continues to sell thousands of copies each year. "One Day" is being published in Taiwan, England, Norway, Germany, Indonesia, Belgium, Portugal, Austria, Brazil, Spain, Sweden, Slovenia, South Africa, South Korea, France, and the Phillipines.
Another of Christine's popular Elf-Help books, Gratitude Therapy (Abbey Press 1999), was also published in Germany, Portugal, Spain, Taiwan, France, Brazil, Austria and South Africa. In addition, Chris has contributed a dozen or more titles to the Abbey Press Carenote line.
Christine, a veteran English teacher and trained counselor, started her publishing career in 1986 when she was completing a pre-doctoral program at the University of Massachusetts. Education articles began appearing in The English Journal and other educational journals.
For the next twenty years, Chris Adams has continued to publish articles, pamphlets, and several books on issues of addiction, relationship, spirituality, education and grief therapy. Recently she has added four children's book to her list.
A full length book called Living In Love: Connecting To The Power of Love Within, which speaks to the need for love and spirituality in our lives, was published by Health Communications, Inc. in 1993. Then, in 1998, Morehouse Publishing Group published a hardcover book, Holy Relationships, which describes a marriage "grounded in spirituality."
In September 2001, Abbey Press published, Happy To Be Me, a children's Elf-help book about self-esteem by Christine and her husband, Robert J. Butch, who is a family therapist. Since September 2002: Happy To Be Me :A Kid’s book About Self-esteem has been published in Spain, Austria, Norway, Thailand, Sweden, Brazil, Philippines, Poland and Korea.
ABC's of Grief: A Handbook for Survivors was published by Baywood Publishing in 2003. This handbook was a product of the author’s own grief experience and includes materials collected over a period of three years.
In 2004, another elf-help children’s book entitled Learning To Be A Good Friend: A Kid’s Guide to Friendship was published by Abbey Press. Since then this book has been published in Spain, Norway, Poland, Brazil, and Korea. It has also been licensed for publication in Egypt. Another Kid's Elf Help book on the subject of prejudice and diversity called God made Us One by One was published in November 2009. The School Factory (2010) is her first fictional piece about the state of our public school system. Worry, Worry Go Away was published in 2012.
Christine writes full time, presents workshops, and works as a consultant. She speaks at national conferences, and has conducted "Publishing Tips" workshops at Barnes and Noble Bookstores, and other bookstores across the country. She has had a regular schedule of book signings, and has presented workshops on "Spirituality in Relationship" for the various church groups and the Episcopal Church through Morehouse Publishing Group.